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Wood Job


Thu 11 Aug 2016, 7:00pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: JapaneseConsulate

Join us for the Japanese Film Evenings for 2016!

Japanese films shown at the University of Waikato are usually screened on the second or third Thursday of the month from 19:00pm and are preceded by a documentary about Japanese culture from 18:45pm.

All films have English subtitles.
Booking is not necessary.
Films, dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances so please contact us to confirm details.

We hope that you will enjoy the films and gain a deeper insight into various aspects of Japanese society.

August: Wood Job!
(Director: Shinobu Yaguchi 2014 - 116min. Rating:PG
Cast: Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa, Hideaki Ito)

Having flunked his university entrance exams, Hirano sees a recruitment advertisement for a logging company and decides on a whim to apply. This launches him into a year-long traineeship in rural Japan, where he learns more than just the finer arts of forestry.

In his new environment, everything is awkwardly unfamiliar. But can Hirano’s interactions with the villagers and their old style traditions and beliefs (not least, their fertility rituals) win him over to their way of life?

With a good sprinkling of comedy and drama, Wood Job! is a coming-of-age story that focuses on the myriad emotions teenagers experience during periods of change and personal growth - ultimately leading to empowerment.

Presented by the Japan Foundation, the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland, Massey University, the University of Waikato, the University of Auckland.

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